Sunday, November 18, 2007

Christmas Markets

We are just 4 days from Thanksgiving, which means the Christmas market season is upon us. Unfortunately, in New York, there's no gluehwein and a relaxed European attitude is no where to be found in pushy NYC-ers. Nevertheless, I thoroughly enjoyed the Union Square market last year and plan to check out others as well this year.

Union Square is in it's 12th year. I bought a number of gifts here last year and enjoyed the hot spiced grape juice (who knew there was such a thing!)

The holiday shops at Bryant Park are in their 4th year. I've heard this market really exudes old world charm. They actually opened on Saturday.

Finally, there are holiday shops at Columbus Circle, which apparently comes complete with a German booth!

Know of any other holiday gems in the city?

The awesome store I visited this weekend was Sahadis on Atlantic Ave in Brooklyn. I found fantastic (and inexpensive) goodies such as whole cloves (see pict above), hummus and pistachios. At 3pm on a Saturday, the store was HOPPING. Will definitely be back. Click here for an article in today's paper about Sadahis and other awesome stores on Atlantic.


I have it from a very reliable source that Rochester, Michigan will host a traditional Christmas market this year. Check out the press release. Grab a glass of gluehwein (apparently they'll have the real deal) and then head right over to Christmas Greens stand for something made by Rochester's coolest Granny:-)


Blogger Erica said...

I love the oranges with the cloves! (And the cranberries remind me of our cranberry and popcorn garland. Who knew that stringing those things would take so long?!?!?)

3:01 AM  
Blogger Erin said...

I intend to string cranberries and popcorn this year too! Wish you were here:-)

I tried to convince a certain someone that cranberry and popcorn stringing is a fun activity to do while watching Alabama football (even the right colors) but I don't think he was convinced;-)

1:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If that someone is dating the granddaughter of Kappy, the daughter of Martha, and the devoted reader of Martha Stewart Living Magazine, he'd better thread up the needle and get ready for oodles of fun!!
Lovely pictures!
Love, Mom oxoxox

2:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd love some Gluehwein right about now.. :) J.

12:42 AM  
Blogger kelly said...

if you're in the Midwest anyway, head down to Chicago for the Christkindlmarkt! About 98% German-- you'll feel like you're on the other side of the ocean, and there's even a Gl├╝hwein tent! :-)

3:38 AM  

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